McClain Gallery presents Jonathan Seliger: "Disappearing Fabric" opening reception

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McClain Gallery presents Jonathan Seliger: "Disappearing Fabric"
Jonathan Seliger, Disappearing Fabric, 2006, copper, steel, oil, acrylic and modeling paste on canvas, 45 x 89 x 10 inches Image courtesy of McClain Gallery

McClain Gallery will present "Disappearing Fabric," a solo exhibition of American artist Jonathan Seliger. For his second show with the gallery, Seliger offers large-scale works in painted canvas, aluminum,
bronze and stainless steel that meticulously recreate mass-produced packages or consumer goods.

Seliger’s reverence for everyday objects places him squarely in the Pop Art tradition, with an intricate fabrication technique that calls to mind the West Coast’s finish fetish movement as well as a postmodern concern with simulacra. Through subtle shifts in scale, color, surface and even language, Seliger’s constructions are imbued with poetry, humor and social critique. For his signature luxury bags, he flawlessly reproduces the symbols of ultra-luxury and consumerism - retail bags from Prada, Chanel, Bulgari - in a blue-collar sheen of automotive enamel on bronze.

Following the opening reception, the exhibition will be on display through October 28.

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McClain Gallery
2242 Richmond Ave.
Houston, TX 77098